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New Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

New Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

IFA president elect Tim Cullinan on his Tipperary pig farm. Photo: Alf Harvey.

IFA president elect Tim Cullinan on his Tipperary pig farm. Photo: Alf Harvey.

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New Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

The European Commission has put pressure on the Government to continue the controversial practice of converging farmers EU subsidies.

In recommendations to Ireland on how it should implement the planned reform of the CAP, seen by the Farming Independent, it pressed the Government to improve the viability of farms, especially medium-sized farms and farms in areas facing natural constraints.


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